Your Waterstones card is changing, introducing...
TELL ME MORE
Toleration (Hardback)
  • Toleration (Hardback)
zoom

Toleration (Hardback)

(author), (author)
£31.50
Hardback 200 Pages / Published: 30/11/1992
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Most regard toleration as an unattractive fallback position of compromise and so tend to overlook it in favour of such active concepts as freedom, equality, and justice. Fotion and Elfstrom argue that toleration offers us the useful possibility of responding to a difficult situation wih a degree of flexibility not possible with the dichotomous concepts of good-bad, right-wrong, ethical-unethical, Right-Left. Tolerating saturates ordinary human life and infuses public discussions of religion, morality, and politics. It forms a major strand in the history of Western European thought. Yet the word ""toleration"" and similar terms are rarely used. Unnoticed and unremarked, they are like the air that surrounds us, vitally important yet invisible. The authors seek to address this oversight in several ways. They begin with a thorough conceptual analysis of toleration and its kindred concepts. They are convinced that an appreciation of the importance of the family of toleration concepts must be founded on an understanding of the various ways in which they function in our language and our lives. In addition, they examine the historical development of the concept of toleration and canvass the major arguments people have employed either to urge toleration or to disparage it. They examine the role of toleration in liberal political philosophy and respond to the major critics of liberal toleration. The authors also discuss a number of factors that cause toleration to be overlooked in political debate and personal reflection and offer evidence to support the view that this omission is unfortunate. In particular, they argue that toleration has the crucial role of helping people live with one another with respect and dignity in the fractious and contentious world we inhabit. With the rise of racism and other forms of religious, political and social intolerance, people on all sides of the present debates concerning multi-culturalism and diversity will benefit from this timely and lucidly argued philosophical discussion of the concept of toleration and its possible application in a less-than-perfect world.

Publisher: The University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 9780817305819
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 230 x 149 x 22 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Tipping Point
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Order of Time
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
12 Rules for Life
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.00
Hardback
The Daily Stoic
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Road Less Travelled
Added to basket
Enlightenment Now
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
Happy
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Why Marx Was Right
Added to basket
From Bacteria to Bach and Back
Added to basket
The Art of Logic
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
Against Empathy
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Utopia for Realists
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Righteous Mind
Added to basket
Algorithms to Live By
Added to basket
Meditations
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
A Short History of Truth
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.